Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Peter Flannery - The Devil's Whore

In The Sunday Times, Stephen Armstrong talks to Guild member Peter Flannery about his new drama, The Devil's Whore, set during the Civil War.
“I can’t for the life of me understand why we’re not more proud of the civil war,” Flannery argues. “In our schools, we’re taught that the Cavaliers wore their hair long and had fun, while the Roundheads wore their hair short and banned Christmas. And that’s about it. Regicide, interregnum and restoration, and there you have it. We’ve been invited to feel that England lost its wits for a little while, courtesy of some rather dour men. Actually, it’s the crucible for all the subsequent European revolutions. It radicalised a lot of people and left a legacy of ideas that we’re still battling over. We should, as a nation, be informed about that and take a proud interest in it. Also, for a writer, it’s the most glorious landscape for love and action.”
Michael Fassbender as Rainsborough and Dominic West as Cromwell in The Devil's Whore (Photo: C4/Giles Keyte)

The Devil's Whore starts on Channel Four on 19 November. There's another interview with Peter Flannery on the C4 website.

2 comments:

  1. hilharry2:34 pm

    I totally agree with Peter but I find it so sad that the series was switched from the BBC to Channel 4 and was crunched down from the planned 12 episodes to just four.

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  2. The BBC missed out on one of the best dramas this year. Fantastic writing, acting, casting, music and shot. It sets a higher standard in TV

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